MPs criticise UK gambling regulator for trying to reduce addiction – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in gambling, lobbying, news, ombudsmen, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘A committee of MPs has produced a report criticising the gambling industry regulator for trying to reduce addiction and urging ministers to take it into special measures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Treasury plans crackdown on ‘misleading’ cryptocurrency ads – The Guardian

‘The government has unveiled plans to crack down on misleading cryptocurrency ads by making them subject to the same regulations as marketing for other financial products such as shares and insurance.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2022

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Fiona de Londras, Daniella Lock and Pablo Grez Hidalgo: COVID passes and the ongoing abuse of ‘urgent’ law-making – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted December 14th, 2021 in coronavirus, emergency powers, news, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘Later today the House of Commons will consider the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and events) (England) Regulations 2021, which introduce a system mandating the use of COVID passes (or, in formal parlance, “COVID status certifications”). These Regulations are being made using the emergency provisions contained in s. 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th December 2021

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High Court can still authorise deprivation of liberty of child in unregistered home in “imperative conditions of necessity”: Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘The statutory scheme established by Section 22C of the Children Act 1989 does not allow unregistered placements, but does not expressly prohibit them, and in cases where conditions of imperative necessity require a child to be placed in such a setting, common law steps in and allows the High Court to exercise its inherent jurisdiction to authorise a deprivation of liberty, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th December 2021

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New Judgment: Fratila and another (AP) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] UKSC 53 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in benefits, brexit, EC law, news, regulations, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Respondents are Romanian nationals residing in the UK. They both made applications for universal credit in June 2019. At the time of their applications, the Respondents’ right to reside in the UK arose solely from their pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. The Respondents’ applications were refused because the Universal Credit Regulations 2013, as amended by the Social Security (Income Related Benefits) (Updating and Amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019 (the “2019 Regulations”) do not permit universal credit to be granted solely on the basis of an individual’s pre–settled status.’

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UKSC Blog, 2nd December 2021

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The zombie law: 3C leave and long residence – 5SAH

Posted November 4th, 2021 in appeals, immigration, legislative drafting, news, regulations, time limits by sally

‘The “labyrinthine structure and idiosyncratic drafting” of the Immigration Rules (the Court of Appeal’s words, not mine), sometimes makes it difficult to divine the meaning and purpose of UK immigration laws. This is perhaps never more true than in the case of 3C leave. In the recent decisions of Akinola and Hoque, the Court of Appeal has been attempting to makes sense of the situation and what it means for 10-year long residence applications.’

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5SAH, 20th October 2021

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Controlling Noise at Work: New HSE Guidance on Regulations – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in employment, health & safety, news, noise, regulations by sally

‘The first edition of Controlling Noise at Work was published in 1998, and was founded on the earlier Noise at Work Regulations 1989. It was comprehensively revised in 2005 in advance of the enactment of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 from 6 April 2006. Minor amendments to the Regulations, and the passage of time, have generated the need for a third edition, which offers an opportunity to reconsider the Guidance itself, which contains a plethora of detail beyond the Regulations, and fertile material for cross-examination and submissions at trial.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 2nd November 2021

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Building safety regulations give industry clarity ahead of new legislation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 22nd, 2021 in bills, building law, construction industry, health & safety, housing, news, regulations by sally

‘The UK government has published several draft regulations designed to give parliamentarians a better idea of how the Building Safety Bill will be implemented.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st October 2021

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Research Briefing: Regulating electric scooters (e-scooters) – House of Commons Library

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in motorcycles, news, parliament, regulations, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘This briefing paper provides an overview of the existing legal framework for electric scooters (e-scooters). It also analyses the arguments for and against legalising e-scooters on UK roads, drawing on the limited evidence from other countries and cities that have sanctioned their use.’

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House of Commons Library, 1st September 2021

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Are Shielders’ Human Rights Being Trampled? – Each Other

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in coronavirus, disabled persons, human rights, news, regulations by sally

‘Shielding – a piece of public health jargon with which we’re all now familiar – has seen individuals deemed clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 asked to stay inside and avoid all contact with those outside their households.’

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Each Other, 1st September 2021

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Power station firms to pay £6m after breaking market manipulation laws – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2021 in consumer protection, EC law, electricity, markets, news, regulations by sally

‘Two companies linked to a UK power station capable of supplying up to 1m homes are to pay £6m after breaking market manipulation laws.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2021

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Research Briefing: Gambling advertising: how is it regulated? – House of Commons Library

Posted August 17th, 2021 in advertising, codes of practice, gambling, licensing, news, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘This Library Paper looks at the regulation of gambling advertising in Great Britain.’

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House of Commons Library, 13th August 2021

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Compulsory Vaccination for Care Home Workers – legislation coming into force in November – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in care homes, care workers, coronavirus, news, regulations, vaccination by sally

‘The government has passed legislation compelling care homes to ensure almost all workers are vaccinated against Covid-19. It comes into force on 11 November 2021, and applies to England only.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd August 2021

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Breathing Space for Wales? Extension of possession notices, restarting of eviction warrants and a new Hardship Grant – Nearly Legal

Posted July 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, news, regulations, repossession, Wales, warrants by tracey

‘We are grateful to Mike Norman of Harrow Law Centre for this update on the position on possession notices and proceedings in Wales. In many ways the latest updating Welsh regulations dealing with possession notices, applying from 30th June 2021, are refreshingly straightforward – certainly compared to the rather more circuitous journey taken by its (admittedly increasingly distant) English cousin.’

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Nearly Legal, 4th July 2021

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Right to repair rules will extend lifespan of products, government says – BBC News

‘Washing machines, TVs and fridges will be cheaper to run under a new legal right for repairs, the government says.’

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BBC News, 1stJuly2021

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Councils issue £1m in penalties against businesses for breach of Covid restrictions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Local authorities have issued 1,201 penalties to businesses for violating Covid business restrictions, to a value of £1,076,820, research has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2021

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Frustrated Contracts and Wedding Venues – article by Harry Dyson – Park Square Barristers

Posted June 17th, 2021 in contracts, coronavirus, hotels, marriage, news, regulations, repayment by sally

‘Harry Dyson discusses what appears to be the first judgment at Circuit Judge level in relation to what monies can be retained or claimed by wedding venues when the contract has been frustrated by Covid-19 regulations. Harry has been exposed to this issue whilst working as a paralegal prior to commencing pupillage. He gained experience in dealing with both these claims and issues surrounding venues’ business interruption insurance.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th June 2021

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Face mask rules: do they really violate personal liberty? – City Law Forum

Posted June 3rd, 2021 in coronavirus, demonstrations, news, regulations by sally

‘Several hundred people assembled in London’s Hyde Park in July 2020 to protest rules making face masks mandatory in shops and supermarkets to help control the spread of COVID-19. This was not an isolated event. Similar protests have occurred in many places around the world in reaction to the prospect of “mask mandates” – especially in the United States.’

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City Law Forum, 2nd June 2021

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Less Notice! More Forms! End of eviction ban! – Nearly Legal

‘The Govt announced that from 1 June 2021 there will be new notice periods for NTQs/notice seeking possession on tenancies. Rather than reverting to the pre pandemic notice requirements, there will be a further period from 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021 in which 4 months notice will be required, down from 6 months.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th May 2021

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Street traders lose legal challenge over “innovative product” criterion imposed by council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by street traders over a council’s implementation of a regulatory framework that requires stall owners to sell products not readily available on the high street.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk